Register now for Penang and the Singapore River Regatta

On August 7, 2015 by Jean-Benoît_Delpy_Bourcart
REGISTER NOW FOR THE PENANG PESTA RACE 2015 AND THE SINGAPORE RIVER REGATTA    |   BRITISH DRAGONS AMAZING RACE 2015   |   NEWBIE DAY   |   TRAINING   |   DRESS TO IMPRESS   |

 

1) REGISTER NOW FOR THE PENANG PESTA RACE 2015 AND THE SINGAPORE RIVER REGATTA

We are planning to join forces with the German Dragons again this December (as “BritGe”) to field a team to go to the Penang Pesta once again this year.  Act fast as registration must close next weekend!

What: ….. Penang Pesta Dragon Boat Race 2015
Where:….. Penang, Malaysia
When:….. Weekend of 12th-13th December 2015 (flying out on the Friday evening – returning on the Sunday night or perhaps Monday for some)
Costs: ….. $450 (approx) to include flight, 3 star hotel and race fees.
Note that the last Friday flight is around 11pm so even the die-hard workers should still be able to make a flight.  If there is a Sunday night after-race party we may have the chance to extend to the Monday – though this would probably mean taking leave on the Monday (and spending an extra night in the hotel).  It will be a choice for each paddler though.  Book flights soon whilst the budget airlines are still reasonably priced.The Penang race has 100m Mixed, Open, Women and Senior plus 2x250m Relay that we can enter so we hope to field a squad of around 30 paddlers (and of course bring back medals to Singapore!).
The approximate costs for Penang include the race fees and group hotel booking (and include up to $200 for each paddler to book their own flights).
Note that to register for the Penang Pesta you must have previously raced in Singapore with the British Dragons.

All paddlers should register their intentions for Penang (“Yes”/”No”) before Sunday 16th August 2015.

Plus the registration for the Singapore River Regatta is also now open.  This will be held on the weekend of 31st October and 1st November 2015.  Please respond now with a YES/NO for both races.
Here is the link:

2) BRITISH DRAGONS AMAZING RACE 2015

We’re going to have an amazing race on Sunday 6th September at 2pm.$10 members, $20 non members.
Roll up, roll up for the amazing race of the year!  
 

British Dragons will split into teams to complete challenges, collect points and treasure from around Singapore.  It’s a race against the clock to get back to the London Bar with as many points as possible by 4pm.

If you haven’t signed-up already you can register for the event on our closed facebook group:
(this link will only work if you are signed into facebook and a member of our “closed” members group).  If you are not yet a member but would be interested in joining the event please drop an email to:

3) NEWBIE DAY

We will be holding a Newbie Day and BBQ on Saturday 22nd August 2015.
This will be $20 for newbies and $10 for members (to cover the drinks and BBQ).
If you have friends, family or colleagues who’ve been interested in giving dragon boating a try then this is the event to get them signed up to.  We’ll even bring them along from the MRT at Kallang so there is no chance of anyone going astray!
You can find out more and sign-up here:

 

4) TRAINING

Training will take place at Kallang this National Day weekend (8th and 9th August) as usual plus we will have GOOB’s on Tuesday 11th at Kallang at 6.30am (off the water by 08.00am).  Pool Training will be on Wednesday 12th August at 7.00pm at Farrer Park Swimming Complex and Pilates at Marina Bay Promenade on Thursday 13th August at 7.15pm.

There are now TWO training sessions on Sunday mornings: a 7.30am session (on the water 08.00am-09.00am for dedicated “sprints” training for the Singapore River Regatta) and 08.30 (on the water from 09.00am-10.30am).  You are warmly invited to attend both sessions if you can.
Please do not forget to bring your own water to these sessions.

5) DRESS TO IMPRESS

Our Captains have asked me to remind you that when you attend training you should be wearing team kit (a British Dragons racing shirt and ideally dark blue or black shorts).  This is especially important when we are most “on show” to the public (i.e. Saturday afternoon training and Thursday evening Boot Camp/Pilates sessions at Marina Bay Promenade).
If you need kit then take a look at our store:

and drop Erika an email with your kit order so she can bring your items along to training:

kit@britishdragonboat.com

I look forward to seeing you all at training this weekend as Singapore celebrates its Golden Jubilee.  Happy 50th Birthday Singapore!
Best wishes,
Philip N. Morgan – Team Secretary
British Dragons
– Singapore

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